Date: May 5 - May 7, 2023
Heart Connection, Earth Connection
In this retreat we will hold space for our grief for the world in the face of current social and ecological crises, whilst also celebrating our love and desire to care for each other and the Earth. We will explore our ecological identities through nature-based practices, and draw on the power of meditation to transform anxiety and despair into connection, inspiration and collaborative action for healing our hearts and the Earth. This will help us step back into our lives with more power and clarity. The retreat draws on the philosophies and practices of Joanna Macy's Work that Reconnects, deep ecology, engaged Buddhism and wilderness connection work.
OLIVIA BERNARDINI is a deep ecology facilitator, environmental educator, yoga teacher, counsellor and nature lover. She has worked in her community in the fields of sustainability, education, community development and multiculturalism for the past 20 years.
EMMA PITTAWAY trained with Joanna Macy in 2005 and has been running deep ecology workshops since 2006. She teaches Buddhist meditation and has drawn much strength from it for her engagement in climate activism, refugee advocacy and community building. She loves nothing more than to wander in wild places.
Cost: $430-460* + dana (teacher donation)
*Limited concession rates available